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Help for Teens


Help for Families​

  • Parental Stress Line: 800-632-8188 (24 hours)

  • Samaritans Hotline: 617-247-0220 (24 hours)

  • Parent to Parent: www.p2pusa.org. National organization provides parent-to-parent support as a core resource for families with children who have a special health need, disability, or mental health concern. 

  • InsureKidsNow.gov: 877-543-7669 / www.insurekidsnow.gov. Website operated by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), providing information about Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance program) for families seeking health insurance coverage for children and teens. Spanish language translators available; website also offered in Spanish.

Substance Use Treatment & Support

  • MA Substance Abuse Information and Education Help Line: 800-327-5050

  • Substance Abuse Treatment Referral: 800-662-HELP

  • Alcoholics Anonymous (Boston): 617-426-9444

Sexual Assault 

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center: www.nsvrc.org. Maintains a directory of organizations that list state and territory sexual assault coalitions, victim/survivor support organizations and local communities of color sexual assault organizations.

  • Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: 800-841-8371

Cyber Abuse

  • Cyber Civil Rights Initiative: 844-878-2274 (HelpLine)/ www.cybercivilrights.org Information and resources for victims of non-consensual pornography (NCP), revenge-porn and other forms of online abuse. Also includes roster of attorneys who may be able to offer low-or pro-bono legal assistance, laws related to NCP. Operates CCRI Crisis Helpline 844-878-2274 for victims of NCP.

  • Stop Bullying: www.stopbullying.gov

  • Stomp Out Bullying HelpChat Line: www.stompoutbullying.org/helpchat